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Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen Aug-22-17
30 years old, USCF rating ~1750. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011. Inactive in all chess since 2013. Inactive (somewhat) on CG now that I'm married and have a baby.

I still follow professional chess because I'm curious to see who wins, but overall my sense is that too many people take this board game way too seriously.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 3194 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-15-17 Degraeve vs J Tomczak, 2006 (replies)
dumbgai: No matter how many times Qxb2 has been punished, players just can't resist.
   Jul-28-17 N Studer vs Bacrot, 2017 (replies)
dumbgai: Seems that white had a bad case of indecisiveness. The point of 22. Rc4 appears to be to prepare Rec1 and target the weak c-pawn. But on his next move he wants to stop the d-pawn so he plays 23. Rd1 instead. Then on the next move after that he realizes he has to protect his e-pawn ...
   Jul-26-17 Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 (replies)
dumbgai: If Stockfish's evaluation of +1.24 for 18. b3 is accurate, that means Qxe7?? is an astonishing blunder. Not only does it turn an advantageous position for white into a forced loss, but the line is very obvious and forcing. The only explanation is that Li Chao could not find ...
   Jul-23-17 Nenad Ristic
dumbgai: Before double-checking the name I thought this was basketball player Nenad Krstic:
   Jul-21-17 Yu Yangyi (replies)
dumbgai: Halfway through the 4-game match with Grischuk and we have a 24-move draw followed by a 13-move draw.
   Jul-21-17 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
dumbgai: 4 game match with Yu Yangyi starts with 2 draws under 25 moves. Kind of disappointing.
   Jun-27-17 G Mammadova vs Zhao Xue, 2017
dumbgai: Bad loss for Zhao, who was then replaced for the rest of the competition. Only played 2 games in 9 rounds, lost both.
   Jun-19-17 Van der Wiel vs J van Baarle, 1983 (replies)
dumbgai: Silly me, I went for 16. Rg7+ which is inferior. It wins but makes white's task harder than it needs to be.
   Jun-08-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
dumbgai: Draws, draws everywhere!
   May-25-17 Chinese Chess League (2017) (replies)
dumbgai: Sethuraman and Dzagnidze both lost to Chinese players rated 400+ points lower. There are some ringers in the Chinese league.
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